University of Idaho Alumni Average Salary

Around 10,000 undergrads attend the University of Idaho, a school in Moscow, Idaho. The school sits in the top 21 percent of universities by return on investment. Sports fans are drawn to this small-community school, but graduates tend to relocate to close-by cities for work, including Boise, Idaho, Seattle, Wash., and Spokane, Wash. The data for this snapshot was collected from UI graduates who took PayScale's salary survey.

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College ROI Report

254th

20 Year Net ROI 

$375,900

Annual ROI 

9.4%

Total 4 Year Cost 

$77,100

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College Salary Report

234th

Early Career Salary 

$45,800

Mid-Career Salary 

$84,800

% High Meaning 

58.0%

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University of Idaho Alumni

Median Salary by Job

Job
National Salary Data 
$0$33K$66K$99K
Mechanical Engineer
6 salaries
$71,610  
   
Project Engineer
5 salaries
$70,000  
Attorney / Lawyer
4 salaries
$87,500  
Process Engineer
4 salaries
$84,897  
Senior Software Engineer
3 salaries
$98,000  
Design Architect
3 salaries
$53,000  
Electrical Engineer
3 salaries
$95,942  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 22 Aug 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 254
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About This School

875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, ID 83844-2282

University of Idaho College of Law

www.uidaho.edu/admissions

9,540

State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

54 %

19 %

35 %

38 %


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Industry

Graduates of the UI are found working in a number of different fields including the engineering services industry, the education industry, and the software development industry. The most highly represented industry among alumni is the architectural services industry. Median pay for those who graduated from the UI amounts to approximately $63K.

Gender

In the UI alumni community, men make a median salary of $77K compared to their female counterparts, who earn around $54K.

Jobs

In the UI alumni professional community, Senior Software Engineers make the highest median pay (about $98K), though Process Engineers ($85K), and Attorneys ($81K) are close competitors. Retail Store Managers face rather mediocre compensation — average salaries are actually the lowest at $37K.

Locations

Many UI grads flock to Boise, Idaho. Seattle, Wash. is another hot spot for UI grads, where salaries rank at the top of the pay scale (compensation averages out to around $76K). Among popular cities, the lowest average pay is found in Moscow at approximately $43K. Regardless of salary, a large portion of University of Idaho grads opt to live in the area following graduation. Spokane, Wash. and Portland, Ore. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

A Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering earns UI students the most money after college (an average $101K per year). Average annual salaries for those with a Master of Education (MEd) are the lowest of the pack, earning $36K.

Skills

UI alumni are often well versed in Project Management, with just under a fifth of grads ending up in jobs that require this skillset. Former Vandals who have experience with Leadership can expect to make 37 percent more than other alumni ($86K on average). Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Just under half of the alumni are allowed to take paid time off for vacation, but only about one-third of alumni get paid sick leave. For this school, most survey participants are the recipients of health benefits, and a strong majority of grads pick up dental plans, too. A large number of alums set up a 401(k) to save for retirement. University of Idaho graduates also take advantage of life insurance, a casual working environment, a company-subsidized cell phone, and flexible hours.

Related Schools

Kansas State University grads bring in salaries of around about $63K, making them the most similar to UI alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to UI include the Utah State University, the University of Wyoming, and the University of Nevada-Reno.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1420 1750
ACT Scores 20 26

Key Stats for University of Idaho

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %
Salary
$34,711 - $70,210
Salary
$40,019 - $97,703
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 78 votes.
$35,107 - $88,210
$38,377 - $98,838
$31,424 - $80,000
$44,491 - $105,100
$33,573 - $49,480

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